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Outdoor Living Room Helps 4+ Generations Celebrate "Mimi's" 101st Birthday

Thank you WTKR-TV3's Antoinette DelBel for helping to make "Mimi's" birthday even more special by getting it on film! Four generations -- and one on the way -- of family members joined Edna Hawkins-McLaughlin to celebrate her 101st birthday at our Outdoor Living Room. This is a place where our residents and their families can safely visit in-person.

Serving Beyond our Gates: Westminster-Canterbury in the Community

We are proud to help make a difference in the community, where we live and work. Last year, our residents and team members donated more than 33,000 volunteer hours. This video highlights just a few of our community partnerships.

Westminster-Canterbury Finds Creative Ways to Keep Seniors Connected with their Families

During the COVID-19 pandemic, lack of connection and engagement are two of the top health threats for seniors, right under the Coronavirus, itself. Westminster-Canterbury has made in-person visits a priority and has found creative ways to host these events.  

Lynnhaven River NOW Partnership

Westminster-Canterbury is so proud of our partnership with Lynnhaven River NOW. We are honored to be the first Virginia Beach organization to have earned their Pearl Neighborhood and Pearl Business designations.  

WCEC-TV13: Seniors Celebrating Seniors: An Unlikely Friendship

During this time of COVID-19 and social distancing, an unlikely friendship was forged through Westminster-Canterbury's Seniors Celebrating Seniors program.  Mrs. Neola Waller and Alexandria Pezzano first met on video chat through the Birdsong Tablet.  Watch when they meet in person for the first time!

WAVY-TV10: Westminster-Canterbury's 1100 Residents and Staff All Test COVID-19 Negative

On June 2-3, 2020, Westminster-Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay voluntarily accepted an offer by the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) to test all residents and staff for the COVID-19 virus.  All 1100 residents and staff tested negative. Chris Horne of WAVY speaks with President and CEO Ben Unkle about the challenges the senior living community faced and the protocols it took to attain this positive health outcome.

Virginia Department of Health Point of Prevalence Survey Results Show Westminster-Canterbury COVID-19 Free: More than 1100 Residents and Staff Tested

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (June 8, 2020) -- On June 2-3, 2020, Westminster-Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay voluntarily accepted an offer by the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) to test all residents and staff for the COVID-19 virus.  None of the more than 1100 residents and staff that participated in the survey tested positive.

Because Westminster-Canterbury is a large campus of over 1100 residents and staff and has remained COVID-19 free, the VDH was extremely interested in performing this survey with our population.  The campus’ experience runs contrary to the experience of other senior living communities of similar size.

“While we are extremely thankful that our community is COVID-19 free, we will continue with the protocols that got us to this point, including social distancing and wearing masks,” said Westminster-Canterbury President and CEO J. Benjamin Unkle, Jr.



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